A Zoning Permit is required when a structure or part thereof is located, erected, moved, reconstructed, extended, enlarged, converted or structurally altered within the unincorporated Towns of Brighton, Paris, Randall, Somers and Wheatland or within one of the villages for which Kenosha County contracts zoning services (such as the Village of Salem Lakes and the Village of Somers). A structure is defined as anything constructed or erected. New structures and additions to such structures require a Zoning Permit including but not limited to single-family & multi-family residences, accessory buildings (agricultural buildings, detached garages & boat houses, storage buildings of any kind, and sheds, gazebos & pool houses over 150 square feet in area), dormers, balconies, decks, fences (non-agricultural), hot tubs, jacuzzi & spas, signs, entrance pillars and gates, steps and stairs to a residence greater than 4’ x 4’, shoreyard stairs and landings and swimming pools & related safety fencing.
NOTE: in the shoreyard (75' from a lake or stream) a shoreland permit is required for retaining walls, rip-rap or shore protection (fill over 10 yards) and excavations such as ponds. Please contact the Department of Planning & Development at (262) 857-1895 for an explanation of these regulations relative to these types of uses within the department's zoning jurisdiction.